Co-sleeping, Mommy Fail, Pre-Diabetes and a New Doggie Daycare

by Migdalia Rivera

Dear Readers,

Life has definitely been exciting in the Latina household these past few weeks. Karl, my teen, left for college during the last week of August. It was a very emotional time for all of us! The youngest, Andrew, is still adjusting and missing him terribly. (Me too!)

We are currently co-sleeping because … I let him watch “The Shining”. What was I thinking?! He has been terrified to sleep alone since! It also doesn’t help that our hallway looks like the hotel’s hallway. Sigh.

We also missed Andrew’s 1st day of middle school. Bad Mommy moment, for sure. Silly me, I thought it started on Thursday. Actually, Tuesday was his first “unofficial” day. It is the day when students go in for half a day and get to know one other. On this day, they do not have to wear their uniform: shirt, slacks and tie. The “official” day is Thursday. On Thursday, they wear uniform and attend classes all day; however, Tuesday was still counted in their attendance record. Le Sigh x2.

And if all this didn’t have me down in the dumps, this tidbit from the Doctor surely did.  I am pre-diabetic. BOO! This has forced me to change my eating and sleeping patterns. No more blogging at 2am for this Latina! Now I am in bed no later than 11pm… on most days :)   I am also exercising again. I’m excited to say I have lost 10lbs, so far. I still have 15 more to go but I hope that those few pounds will help me reverse some of the damage. Le sigh x3.

In other news, I found a great doggie daycare! This will make my day run so much smoother. With two very active dogs, and my dog-walker- my teen – off at college, I found it was nearly impossible to get them outside for the 2-3 hours they require to be happy and healthy. If you are a dog owner, I’m sure you understand WHY I am jumping up and down with joy right now!

There are a few other things in the works, very exciting things, my blog friends. I can’t exactly let the cat out of the bag yet but it does involve a chic & cheap store that I absolutely L.O.V.E.

In the past few weeks, there is one thing I have learned and that is…

In all the chaos, there are a million brilliant possibilities…even when it seems like this Mommy has failed.

So tell me… what have you been up to?



About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Sili September 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Do I have to come up there and do some straightenin’? You better stick to taking care of yourself! I have been doing the same. Running around insanely. I am finally done with Business Law and have 2 weeks off til my next round of classes so I decided to do some organizing, cleaning up, redecorating. Both on the house and on the blog. Yeah, um, I’m not sure there will be anything about “a break” in this insanity.

Now, off to make some lasagna before the (ex) man brings baby girl home. That’s when I get a break from the running around and get to playing around before starting it all up again after her bedtime. Explain to me again, how we do all this?! ;-)
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2 Ms. Latina September 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

@Sili I sometimes wonder the same! These past few weeks I had to take a step back. Being a single Mom, means I rarely get that opportunity, unless I fight for it. I’m learning to fight for my time, for me … because I’m worth it. We. Are. Worth. It.
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3 Patty September 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I don’t see mommy fail at all just a busy mommy who’s going through another milestone in college. You will get your bearings and I know you’ll do a great job of taking care of yourself and family. {{{Hugs}}}
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4 Patty September 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I meant to say a milestone with your eldest in college. :)
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5 Ruby September 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

It happens I’m glad I’m not the only one forgetting things after a holiday. I forgot to feed hubs lunch especially after an ER scare. Oops He ended up having oatmeal pack in the car I felt bad but i told him it was probably best for his health :/
I know to well how great of a momma you are to your boys big hugs!
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6 Ms. Latina September 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Thank you @Patty & @Ruby. I think it hit me harder since he missed school and I am so big on education. I have to admit, I always give him a hooky day so I guess my mistake means he used it before the school year even started!
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7 Lisa September 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Having a bad mommy moment only means you are human. I’m sure we are not the only moms whose had bad mommy moments. Believe me, I’ve had more than I’m proud to admit! With three kids, I can’t be perfect. Just take it as a learning experience. No matter how old our kids get, we’ll always learn new things about them and with them! Lol Hugs to u!
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8 Patricia September 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Sounds like a busy week. Keep up the good work. We all have our moments and it is perfectly fine.

9 Marcy Kennedy September 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Wow just a few changes :)
I love this month. I change up everyone’s schedule and start focusing on myself again. Sounds like you are doing the same! Good for you.
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